Recycling Assistance Program


Alachua County Recycles is your recycling resource!

We’ll assist you in meeting the mandatory commercial recycling ordinance.

Businesses generate approximately two-thirds of all garbage in Alachua County. By recycling your business’ paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic you could potentially reduce your waste disposal fees, while boosting your company’s image and preserving our natural resources.

Who Qualifies?
Who Qualifies?

If you are employed by, manage, or own a business, hotel, multi-family complex, and restaurant/ bar located in Alachua County, you qualify to receive complimentary recycling assistance.

What we do for you:
What we do for you:

Provide technical assistance
We’ll perform an on-site waste assessment to analyze your waste stream and determine your recycling potential. This includes assessing your container needs, and strategic placement recommendations for collection areas.

Assist in coordinating recycling service options
We’ll provide list of franchised commercial haulers. We recommend obtaining three to four price bids for a hauling service.

Offer complementary printable signage
Do you need signage to designate recycling containers? We offer printable “What to Recycle” signs.

Recycling education and training for your staff.
Want to make sure your staff is on board? We’ll pop in at your next staff meeting and give a brief overview of your recycling system. If you need additional training support, just ask.

Why Recycle?
Why Recycle?

​Alachua County has a mandatory commercial recycling ordinance

  • Possible savings on waste disposal
  • Conserves natural resources, energy, and landfill space
  • Boosts local economy and creates jobs

Imagine what your business can accomplish for our community
Imagine what your business can accomplish for our community

Remain in compliance with County ordinances by removing the following items for your business’ waste stream.

  • Steel cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass containers
  • Plastic containers
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • All cardboard

Call 352-374-5213 to schedule a complimentary waste survey and build a recycling plan to fit your business’ needs. Together, we can work to design an efficient, economical and sustainable plan for you.



  • Office of Waste Alternatives
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday


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